My first full year as a resident of Gainesville is winding down. It has been quite an adjustment. And I am still adjusting.
The lake dwindles, and I find myself morbidly half-hoping that the water will completely disappear just so I can see how Atlanta handles the crisis. My parents-in-law brought their own drinking water when they came for Christmas, just in case. My kids are helping with the water crisis by eliminating bathing, and we have been just busy enough not to notice.
And I finished my first semester as a grad student. It went better than I expected, after I got over the going-back-to-school jitters. Only 4 more semesters to go! And it is so interesting! And I am learning so much! However, my thoughts turn back to calligraphy in this "break." Can I crank out some things in the next week or so? Or will I just keep sewing? (I have been sewing Christmas presents.)
And now I am going to roust my youngest for a bath, even as I mourn for Benazir Bhutto. She was an amazing woman, and I will miss her presence on the world political scene. We need more such good women.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sad little neglected blog! You got me through those awful first months right after we moved, and now I've temporarily abandoned you. But fear not! I'll be back! I'm learning all kinds of exciting things at my new school, and having a great time. But it will end. And I do have something to scan that I got excited about...it is too dark now, so I'll have to wait until morning.